Consultancy, Situation of Maternal and Child Health Services among Venezuelan Migrants and Refugees in the context of Covid-19 in Colombia
hace 5 días

How can you make a difference?

Specific Tasks 1. Collect and analyze quantitative and qualitative information on the causes of maternal and child mortality and morbidity among migrants and refugees in Colombia considering the following areas : a) Comprehensive maternal and newborn care : Prenatal care, neonatal care (pre and post-delivery), respectful delivery care, post-natal care, including protocols for the HIV mother and child transmission, follow up of newborn care, breastfeeding etcb) Immunizations and child health monitoringc) Maternal and child nutritiond) Referral system for obstetrics and pediatrics emergencies.

e) Management of pregnant women living with HIV and management of newborn. 2. Conduct a mapping of the maternal and child health services for people on the move with special focus on migrants and refugees in the context of COVID-19.

3. Identify the maternal and child services available for migrants and refugees in Colombia as well as the gaps and bottlenecks on the demand and offer of health services in the context of COVID-19 4.

Collect, systematize and analyze information from health professionals, service users and involved partners (private and government) on : a) Situation of the maternal and child health : quality of care, common causes of child and maternal mortality and morbidity,b) Availability of health professionals specialized on maternal and child healthc) Availability of medical suppliesd) Existence of protocols on maternal and child health particularly on PMTCTe) Level of demand and access of maternal and child health services.

5. Formulate conclusions and recommendations for each work axis identified considering the migratory situation as a transversal axis in the health outcomes of mothers and children.

6. Present a report that capture the results of the 4 actions mention before, including a executive summary Expected Results 1.

A report with updated information on the situation of maternal and child health including the HIV prevention of mother to child transmission among migrants and refugees in Colombia in the context of COVID-19.

The report will include an analysis of the opportunities and bottlenecks surrounding maternal and child health. It will provide recommendations at national level on how to address major gaps to improve the access and quality of health services.

2. A webinar to present the findings and recommendations to partners working with refugees and migrants. Deliverables 1. Inception report : A brief report of the methodology to be used for this study that clearly states, the key information to collect (relevant indicators) tools of data collection qualitative and quantitative, implementation of the data collection and a time table.

Estimated 15 working days. 2. A draft report for consultation and validation by key partners in UNICEF and UNAIDS at national and regional level.

The report will include the methodology and systematization of data, with a section of findings and recommendations. Estimated 15 working days.

3. Final report in word and pdf including an executive summary and a presentation of the study in a webinar. Estimated 10 working days.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have

Education : University degree in social sciences, epidemiology, public health or similar. Work Experience : A minimum of five years of working in health programs with vulnerable groups or related fields.

  • Work experience with any of the following areas : HIV, maternal and child health programmes. - A good understanding of the migration flows in the LAC Region, particularly in Colombia.
  • Experience on conducting similar studies in Colombia or in the LAC Region will be an asset.- Experience working with UNICEF or United Nations will be an asset Languages : Fluency in Spanish and English is required.
  • Technical knowledge : Professional technical knowledge and expertise in data collection design and analysis in health programmes.

    Other skills and attributes : Demonstrated excellent skills in word, excel, power point, virtual platformsDemonstrated ability to communicate effectivelyAbility to work efficiently under tight deadlinesMust be detail-orientedAble to work effectively in a multicultural environmentAbility to clearly defined objectives and plan activities Supervision : The consultant will work under the direct supervision of the health specialists in Survive & Thrive Section in LACRO Workplace : this is a home-based remote consultancy.

    How to Apply : Application should be submitted online and should include : Resume, Cover Letter and Financial proposal. Qualified candidates are requested to submit daily and monthly fees in their financial proposal.

    For every Child, you demonstrate

    UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and the following core competencies : Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness, Works Collaboratively with others, Builds and Maintains Partnerships, Innovates and Embraces Change, Thinks and Acts Strategically, Drive to achieve impactful results, and Manages ambiguity and complexity.

    To view our values and competency framework please visit the following links : Our Values and Our Competencies.

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

    UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination.

    UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

    Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

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